THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
< Back to front page Text size +

Exhibitors at Boston convention donate 61 tons of items to Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Your Town  September 9, 2013 05:52 PM

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Exhibitors at an August convention in Boston donated 61 tons of products to Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston.

According to Habitat for Humanity and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the donations, ranging from housewares and tools to shower stalls and an eight-foot auger, were packed into tractor-trailers and brought to Habitat’s ReStore in West Roxbury to be sold to the general public at reduced prices.

The Orgill Fall Dealer Market, targeted at the home improvement industry, drew more than 30,000 attendees and the donations were made in connection with an authority program that enables exhibitors to save the time and expense of shipping unneeded goods after shows are over.

According to Habitat for Humanity, merchandise donated after the Orgill exhibition in 2011 raised enough money when it was sold to build a home.

- M. Norton/SHNS

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article